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    USA Assignment of Copyright in Musical Composition


    In order to publish music throughout the world, a music publisher requires the composer or songwriter to assign the copyright for the musical composition over to the publisher. This Assignment of Copyright form is for copyrights registered in the United States.

    • All of the writer's rights in the work are assigned to the publisher, together with all copyright and renewals.
    • The form contains a statement that the composition is a work made for hire under the U.S. Copyright Act.
    • The songwriter will continue to receive any performance royalties that he/she is entitled to receive.

    Download the USA Assignment of Copyright in Musical Composition and use it as often as your business requires. Once you buy it, it's yours.

    Download Type: Microsoft Word
    Last Updated: 14-April-2016
    SKU: 5036
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